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by MikeW
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Type Cursor too large
Replies: 2
Views: 30

Re: Type Cursor too large

It's possible that the values for WinAscent and WinDescent are larger than they need to be, or just the Typo Ascender/Typo Descender values, both or who knows without seeing the font. I haven't tried altering the caret offset, but it too might have a strange value. It's generally really easy to fix ...
by MikeW
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Just a thanks...
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: Just a thanks...

Argh. Version 11...corrected in my post.
by MikeW
Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Just a thanks...
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Just a thanks...

I have been hammering away on some font families and am just taking a break to publicly tell Erwin many, many thanks for version 11. The new features have made most of what I do easier & quicker. There's only one thing that would make it even better, but there is a work-around.

Thanks, Erwin!

Mike
by MikeW
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Error in compiling script not readable
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: Error in compiling script not readable

If you open the code editor and press F9 or click on its icon:
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The window won't just flash by. You can then double-click on any of the errors and it will take you to the location in the code where it occurs.

Mike
by MikeW
Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: Missing Font Preview after Windows creators update
Replies: 6
Views: 143

Re: Missing Font Preview after Windows creators update

There are all sorts of reports about various font managers flaking out after the Creators update, as well as traditionally installed fonts not surviving a reboot, etc. But this is the first report I've read about MT. There are various remedies proposed. For some people those remedies worked, for oth...
by MikeW
Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: MainType - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: How can a font collector identify supported OpenType features?
Replies: 8
Views: 351

Re: How can a font collector identify supported OpenType features?

Suppose you want to find out which of your fonts include petite caps, tabular figures or swashes. Is there a utility that will scan your font collection and compile a list of the ones which include a particular OpenType feature? Though I have not installed the support for it, I do believe there are...
by MikeW
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Site Issues
Topic: Site malfunction?
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Re: Site malfunction?

On a mobile device, which is what I almost always use, the process isn't as simple as a ctrl+f5. One needs to clear the cache through the System cache. Took me a few visits to remember this.

No email here, either. But it is sorted out for me.
by MikeW
Mon May 29, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: OpenType Features: Order of Precedence
Replies: 39
Views: 7162

Re: OpenType Features: Order of Precedence

It does just do fractions...but the feature is dumb, not smart. Which is why we are all going through this fun exercise to fool the end applications to do our bidding without user intervention. We all can be smarter than what most/many applications are capable of using. When we find an application t...
by MikeW
Mon May 29, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: OpenType Features: Order of Precedence
Replies: 39
Views: 7162

Re: OpenType Features: Order of Precedence

Never seen a real world use of large fractions with a separator before. Are separators used in the UK or the Continent with large fractions?
by MikeW
Mon May 29, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: OpenType Features: Order of Precedence
Replies: 39
Views: 7162

Re: OpenType Features: Order of Precedence

... I am sure that the superscripted x in 2x would not be expected. In normal mathematical notation, 2x means "2 times x" but 2 followed by a superscript x means "2 to the power x" (i.e. 2 multiplied by itself x times). In setting math equations without the benefit of MathType or one of the other e...
by MikeW
Mon May 29, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Chaining Context: Ligatures following numerals
Replies: 15
Views: 414

Re: Chaining Context: Ligatures following numerals

@Erwin,

I think anytime one can post an answer on a place like TD is a good thing. I thought the thread about FC in professional use was OK up until Adam gave his thoughts about the OT Designer in FC--then it was a great thread!
by MikeW
Mon May 29, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Chaining Context: Ligatures following numerals
Replies: 15
Views: 414

Re: Chaining Context: Ligatures following numerals

Though I would upload the script in total. Took out the kerning though it wasn't very large. Mike I have looked at the code and it is good, but if you don't mind I think I will stick with my simple solution, at least I understand what is going on and there is absolutely no interaction with the frac...
by MikeW
Mon May 29, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Chaining Context: Ligatures following numerals
Replies: 15
Views: 414

Re: Chaining Context: Ligatures following numerals

Though I would upload the script in total. Took out the kerning though it wasn't very large.

Mike
by MikeW
Sun May 28, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: Chaining Context: Ligatures following numerals
Replies: 15
Views: 414

Re: Chaining Context: Ligatures following numerals

The ordn feature uses 5 "rules" in the chaining context... lookup ChainingContext15 { context (@Numerals) @ords; sub 0 MultipleSubstitution2; context (@ords2) @Numerals; sub 0 MultipleSubstitution3; context (@ords) @Numerals; sub 0 MultipleSubstitution3; context (@CG_2) @Numerals; sub 0 MultipleSubs...
by MikeW
Sun May 28, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: OpenType Features: Order of Precedence
Replies: 39
Views: 7162

Re: OpenType Features: Order of Precedence

I'm sure we can get both to work for the basics, but what about more complex formulas, or even just something like: 1st = 2x + 1/3y - (34/456)z and 2nd = 0 capture-001132.png But then, I don't know how you would have wanted it formatted...which is why for the (very) few journals I have done have at...